The American Jazz Company

The American Jazz Company is a low brow, high art, sizzling hot, and totally fay dance company based in New York City (and ready to take on the world). Rooted in theatrical dance, modern jazz, and vernacular jazz traditions, our mission is to create, preserve, and cultivate dances and ideas that represent the heartbeat of jazz. We create work that has both artistic and entertainment value, and connects to the core values of jazz dance while also not burdening creativity by forcing a label. We strive to preserve the rich tradition of jazz dance by investing in restaging classic works, furthering the techniques of past masters, and recording history. We work to cultivate new scene where artists have resources to explore, innovate, create, debate, and teach a new generation of dancers.

Photo by Ty Lyons Graynor

Photo by Ty Lyons Graynor

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Spencer C. Pond
LOCATION: New York, NY
GENRE: Concert Dance